Students who work more than 15 hours a week in high school show lower rates of college completion, suggests a new study assessing the harm of high school work intensity. The study, which is published in last month's issue of the journal Developmental Psychology, supports other recent research that has found high school students who work long hours are likely to show increased problem behaviors and decreased school engagement.
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the School of Nursing at Peking University in Beijing have established a memorandum of understanding creating a formal research relationship between the schools. Peking University’s School of Nursing, with Guifang Guo as dean, is widely considered the premier nursing school in China.
Penn Nursing also has academic partnerships in Botswana and India.
In the midst of protests sweeping across the Middle East this spring, and a worldwide economy that is still sputtering in many parts of the globe, hundreds of colleges from dozens of countries have flocked to Saudi Arabia’s capital city here this week for a college fair aimed at recruiting full-paying students from this country hungry to build its own higher-education system. The main event of the 2nd International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education is the fair, which covers more than 150,000 square feet of exhibition space.
PHILADELPHIA — Three panelists from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education will host a discussion at the 2011 Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Lecture, “Mandates, Models and Methods, Oh My!: A Strategic Look at the Essential Components of Early Childhood Education,” Wednesday, April 27, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, 202 S. 36th St.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the family-like atmosphere that historically black colleges and universities provide.
The debate over unpaid internships is complex. Students want the experience, but not all can afford it, especially when they’re required to pay for the (sometimes mandatory) corresponding academic credit. Colleges want to graduate seasoned workers who've had myriad internship opportunities, but can’t always tell which internships are legitimate and don’t want to scare off potential employers by cracking down on what they offer. Well-meaning businesses want productive interns, but many say they can’t afford to pay them anymore.